Glossary of Federal Terms


QUALITY (STEP) INCREASE (QSI OR QI) — An increase in employee’s rate of basic pay through an additional within-grade increase granted under 5 U.S.C. 5336 for sustained high quality performance.

QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS FOR THE GENERAL SCHEDULE (formerly Handbook X- 118) — The manual contains specific standards for General Schedule positions.

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